Last Sunday night, I was bestowed with what is by far the greatest honour in my blogging career. In fact the only honour, but I have only been doing this since late January, so I guess that is not too bad.
The wonderful Sare, from Getting Here to There, gave me the One Lovely Blog award. And in the interest of sharing the blogging love, it does come with conditions.
The first is that I publicly thank Sare and tell you how wonderful she is, and encourage you to go read her blog, which is awesome.
The second is that I tell you seven things about myself. So here goes.
1) I am technology challenged. I hate computers, cause I don’t get them. I blog from my iPad because it is simple, but it ticks me off cause it doesn’t let me do everything the pc does. The other week I was elated because I created a face book page, ALL BY MYSELF, which makes me almost as awesome as Sare.
I have been trying to work out twitter. I hear it’s a great tool, but I have no idea how to use it! I wanted to join the Digital Parents Twitter 101 chat last night, but I didn’t know how. It seems to me that of you worked out how to join, you don’t really need 101, but that’s probably just me.
2) I love to dance. I can’t do it well, but I love it. Most nights I crank up some random song on You Tube and dance while I cook my dinner.
I totally get Billy Idol, on dancing with myself.
3.) I have an addictive personality. At the moment I love red wine, Pauls Lite Iced Coffee, and Lorna Jane clothing (which still makes me look good despite the other two.) And I wasn’t going to shamelessly flog this, but I just designed a shirt in a LJ Facebook competition, and you can vote for that here, so I can win more clothes that make me feel skinny and awesome like Sare.
Did I mention I’m also addicted to Face Book? I probably shouldn’t work out Twitter.
4.) I am a Contact Mum with Growing Families Australia. I am available for people to call or email when they are having issues with their under two’s. This doesn’t mean I am the perfect parent, or I have all the answers. It just means that I have done some courses with GFA, and can direct people to solutions using their principles.
5.) I am a really fussy eater. Really fussy. In fact I don’t know exactly how I grew up because all I ate was hot chips and vegemite sandwiches, and no that is not an exaggeration (well not much anyway 🙂 ). I get nervous when people invite me for dinner, cause chances are, unless your making pizza, I won’t eat it. (And it has to be the normal kind; not that gourmet stuff with leeks and tandoori sauce)
6.) I struggle with self esteem issues. Every couple of weeks I decide to stop blogging cause I think no one really cares what I say anyway. And then I start again, because I decide I don’t care. I get really bummed out by how passive the social network can be, and take it personally. I have to continually remind myself it doesn’t matter what people say or think, but only what God thinks. (But please leave me some comment love!)
7.) When I hear songs, sometimes I think how they could fit into the movie that someone will make about my life, because I will just do something cool, or be awesome. (Like Sare) Or I think how I could use it in a movie I make. My big dream is to write and direct a movie. I have had script ideas in my heads for years. It seems really way out there, but you have to dream right?
It was actually a lot harder than it seems, coming up with seven things that people might find mildly interesting about me. And now for step three, I have to pass this award onto another five people, so they can find out just how hard it really is.
This was tough. With so many good blogs, how do you pick just five? Yeah, here are the lucky recipients.
Salamander, over at Team O Toole, who not only writes awesome blogs, but posts lovely comments.
Mrs T at Our Whirl Wind adventures, who totally captured my interest by blogging about how she convinced a little girl to start a blog written by a yabby.
Julie at the Useful Box, cause she is well… useful.
Melissa at The Thing’s I’d Tell You, who always has something interesting to say.
And last by not least, my dear friend Garry at Cum Tacent Clement, who is not a mummy blogger, and will probably resent being presented with a lovely blogger award, but I’m doing it anyway, cause I just want to see what he says!
So make sure to check them out!
Now I’m off to work out how to put my shiny new award on my page because I’m awesome. But not as awesome as Sare. (Have I thanked you enough yet?)